Track and Field Hosting Five-Way Meet on Saturday

Michael Hutchins

Michael Hutchins

April 13, 2012

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army track and field will host its final home meet of the season on Saturday when the Black Knights welcome Binghamton, Colgate, Columbia and St. Francis to Shea Stadium. The five-team scoring meet will begin at noon with the throwing events, while the running events are slated for a 1 p.m. start.

Army is coming off a pair of losses at last Saturday’s outdoor Star Meet against Navy. Despite the team-score setback, the Black Knights achieved a number of individual feats as five added their names to the postseason-qualifying list and seven recorded marks that rank on Army’s all-time top-10 lists.

With three weeks remaining until the Patriot League Championships, Army has 49 athletes ranking in the top five of their respective events, including four who own the best mark. Senior co-captain Michael Hutchins leads the conference in the 400m and long jump, while classmate Fred Beebe and junior Kaitlyn Love have the best finishes in the triple jump and 100-meter hurdles, respectively.

The multiple-team scoring meet is the second Army has hosted this season after the Black Knights sponsored a six-way contest during the indoor season in mid-January. Columbia was also an entrant during that meet, which the Army men won and the women placed third.

Following Saturday’s meet, the Black Knights will hit the road for the first time since March 24 when they travel to the Larry Ellis Invitational April 20-21. Princeton University serves as the host of one of the largest meets Army will compete in this season, as last year’s competition featured over 30 teams.

Schedule of Events
FIELD EVENTS   
12:00 PM - Hammer Men
12:00 PM  - Javelin Men
12:00 PM   - Shot Put Women
Follows men - Hammer Women
Follows men  - Javelin Women
Follows Women - Shot Put Men
Follows Women's Hammer -  Discus Women
Follows Men's Shot  - Discus Men
1:00 PM - Long Jump  Men
1:00 PM - Long Jump  Women
Follows Men's Long Jump -  Triple Jump  Men
Follows Women's Long Jump - Triple Jump  Women
1:00 PM - Pole Vault  Women
Follows Women's Pole Vault - Pole Vault  Men
2:00 PM - High Jump  Women
Follows Women's High Jump - High Jump  Men
RUNNING EVENTS                          
1:00 PM  - 3000 m Steeplechase W               
1:15 PM   - 3000 m Steeplechase M               
1:30 PM  - 400 Relay W       
1:40 PM  - 400 Relay M       
1:50 PM - 1500 m W           
2:05 PM - 1500 m M           
2:20 PM  - 100 m Hurdles W             
2:30 PM  - 110 m Hurdles M             
2:45 PM - 400 m W              
2:55 PM - 400 m M              
3:05 PM - 100 m Dash W   
3:15 PM - 100 m Dash M   
3:25 PM - 800 m Run W     
3:35 PM - 800 m Run M     
3:50 PM - 400 LH  W            
4:00 PM - 400 IH  M            
4:15 PM - 200 m Dash W   
4:25 PM - 200 m Dash M   
4:40 PM - 5000 m Run W  
5:00 PM - 5000 m Run M  
5:20 PM - 1600 m Relay W               
5:30 PM - 1600 m Relay M               

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